THE GREAT LIBRARY (#1): INK AND BONE by RACHEL CAINE

Rating: 3 stars "Lives are short, but knowledge is eternal."  Callum Brightwell, a smuggler of rare books, sends his son Jess to the Library to compete for a position as a scholar. As he continues his journey with other postulants, he discovers the dark secrets of the library and those who control it. Through Ink … Continue reading THE GREAT LIBRARY (#1): INK AND BONE by RACHEL CAINE

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

Rating: 5 stars “Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?" "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.” Dumbledore does not reveal why his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled when he arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry. The war against Voldemort has already begun and Hogwarts is … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 4 stars "I hate this place," Kronos growled. "United Nations. As if mankind could ever unite. Remind me to tear down this building after we destroy Olympus." In the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. Kronos's power only grows with every god … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “For better or worse, we were back in the labyrinth.” Percy Jackson is attending freshman orientation at Goode High School, where he recognises Rachel Elizabeth Dare from last year, a clear-sighted mortal who helps him fight two Empousai and escape. When they reach the Camp Half-Blood, Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.”  The Titan’s Curse, book three of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy, Annabeth and Thalia reuniting with Grover at Westover Hall to find and recruit demigods for Camp Half-Blood before Luke can recruit them to … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 3 stars “Does truth have a moral?”  The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. As Percy nears the end of his seventh-grade, he is concerned about a vivid dream he had of Grover. When Percy and Tyson are bullied by a group of new … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 4 stars “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”  Mortimer reveals an 18th-century manuscript and narrates the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Hugo Baskerville was captured and imprisoned at the Baskerville estate located in the remote moor of Devonshire and was murdered by a hound late one … Continue reading THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

THE SIGN OF FOUR by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 3 stars “You know my methods. Apply them.”  Mary Morstan presents a stimulating case before Sherlock Holmes. In December 1878, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and beseeched her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London. Mary when arrived at the hotel, she was informed her father had gone out … Continue reading THE SIGN OF FOUR by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE